Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for Canon
A good way to get the most out of your lens budget is to pick up lenses that have multiple purposes, like this Sigma that has telephoto and wide angle focal lengths in one. With a minimum focus distance of about 13 inches, it can also be used for some types of close-ups. Designed for Canon APS-C cameras, it's built with optical image stabilization and a relatively quiet hyper-sonic motor. Sigma has built this budget-friendly lens with four low dispersion elements and three aspherical glass elements. Constructed with Thermally Stable Composite and a brass bayonet mount, this Sigma is durable despite weighing just over a pound.